Chemistry and Compatibility in Astrology
If you want to figure out long-term chemistry and compatibility with a new boyfriend or business partner, you need to line up both charts to see if you are both Fire, Earth, Air and/or Water dominant.
The real deal with chemistry, is actually elements. You can figure out basic compatibility in astrology in a few minutes just by finding your largest load of elements. Make sure you are using a modern astrology chart when you do this. You can order one from this website for family and friends.
If you are a Premium Member you can also pick one up for yourself, free of charge. If you are lucky enough to own AstroGold or SolarFire software, you can set up a chart using Zero Aries (the Natural House system) and make sure you use all the asteroids that complete the Roman family tree. So – Psyche, Vulcanus and so on.
You might say, it’s elementary. Or, it’s about ‘Elementals’ in life. Once you know your chart by element, you can see how the key elements in your circle of friends, family life, home life, profession, social life – fall into your same element groups. I’m currently working on an NFT range with three air types and a fire type. That’s perfect for me. What are your main elements?
Finding Your Main Stelliums and Elements
This is my chart. A couple of websites online show my birth chart but they are both inaccurate, unfortunately. They use old-fashioned software. So here is a proper modern chart using AstroGold to correct the record. Just one look and you can see some of the slices of the chart are packed, compared to others, which are empty. These are stelliums.
On average you should have up to three factors in one zodiac sign. A stellium is four, five, six or more. I have stelliums in Gemini (five), Cancer (five) and Leo (five). I’m a Gemini-Cancer-Leo type. Now, you need to do that for yourself, using your own birth chart. You’ll typically have groups of signs which are occupied, far more than the rest. What are they? Next, check the elements.
Which Elements Feature in Your Chart Most?
Using myself as an example, I am Gemini, Cancer, Leo dominant. So I am Air, Water, Fire dominant. I get on with people who are the same. These are the ways the groups break down:
FIRE – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
EARTH – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
AIR – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
WATER – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
This is true for me. My friend and publicist is Gemini. She’s an air type. I also share a home in Melbourne with a Gemini. Another air type. I spent years in Sydney living with one Gemini, and in Bellingen living with another Gemini! (Two more airy types). The mother of my godchild is a Gemini (third one). Another air type! I have two more godchildren. One has a Leo father (fire) and another has a Pisces mother (water).
For the really important things in life, I seek out people (or they seek out me) in the same element. Try it. I can guarantee that once you figure out your dominant elements, you’ll see key people in your life falling into those groups. You may also get a repeat sign. For me, it’s Gemini. For you it will probably be different. Here’s why. Illustrations: Anita Bacic and Tintin Cooper/Copyright 2023/Visit https://www.elementalsnfts.com.
When Signs Repeat In Your Life
The same signs turning up again and again, probably suggests that person’s Sun is in a conjunction with a factor in the same zodiac sign, in your own chart. This is rare. The odds of this are 359 to 1 actually. So when we talk about true loves being hard to find (and so on) or true friends, that’s correct. They are rare birds.
If you have a stellium in a sign then there are four, five, six or more factors at particular degrees or numbers. So there is a good chance that somebody’s Sun is ‘on’ any of those. You chime.
You can also find this chiming, when other factors in your husband’s chart (say) or your work partner’s horoscope, quite apart from the Sun, fall in the same Element group as yours, and also in the same Zodiac sign. So you may be very earthy, have a lot of factors in Virgo, and then discover the woman you want to share your life with, also has Virgo factors – at exactly the same degree as your own.
Drilling Down the Element Groups – Click or Flick?
Within each element group, you obviously have a dominant zodiac sign. This helps you even more with figuring out which sign types work with you. This works best with the whole chart, by the way. So to really go into depth (say, with your husband or wife) you would need to look at everything in turn. But, we can usually get by with Sun Signs too.
ARIES STELLIUM – Fire Element Group. You click with Leo, Sagittarius types. Aries types are fated. Your secondary group is Air Element. Gemini and Aquarius (Libra is opposite you – hard work).
TAURUS STELLIUM – Earth Element Group. You click with Virgo, Capricorn types. Taurus types are fated. Your secondary group is Water Element. Cancer and Pisces (Scorpio – this is opposite you – hard work).
GEMINI STELLIUM – Air Element Group. You click with Libra, Aquarius types. Gemini types are fated. Your secondary group is Fire Element. Leo and Aries (Sagittarius – this opposes you – hard work).
CANCER STELLIUM – Water Element Group. You click with Pisces, Scorpio types. Cancer types are fated. Your secondary group is Earth Element. Taurus and Virgo (Capricorn – this opposes you – hard work).
LEO STELLIUM – Fire Element Group. You click with Aries, Sagittarius types. Leo types are fated. Your secondary group is Air Element. Libra and Gemini (Aquarius – this opposes you – hard work).
VIRGO STELLIUM – Earth Element Group. You click with Taurus and Capricorn types. Virgo types are fated. Your secondary group is Water Element. Scorpio and Cancer (Pisces – this opposes you – hard work).
LIBRA STELLIUM – Air Element Group. You click with Aquarius and Gemini types. Libra types are fated. Your secondary group is Fire Element. Leo and Sagittarius (Aries – this opposes you – hard work).
SCORPIO STELLIUM – Water Element Group. You click with Pisces and Cancer types. Scorpio types are fated. Your secondary group is Earth Element. Virgo and Capricorn (Taurus – this opposes you – hard work).
SAGITTARIUS STELLIUM – Fire Element Group. You click with Aries and Leo types. Sagittarius types are fated. Your secondary group is Air Element. Aquarius and Libra (Gemini – this opposes you – hard work).
CAPRICORN STELLIUM – Earth Element Group. You click with Virgo and Taurus types. Capricorn types are fated. Your secondary group is Water Element. Pisces and Scorpio (Cancer – this opposes you – hard work).
AQUARIUS STELLIUM – Air Element Group. You click with Libra and Gemini types. Aquarius types are fated. Your secondary group is Fire Element. Aries and Sagittarius (Leo – this opposes you – hard work).
PISCES STELLIUM – Water Element Group. You click with Scorpio and Cancer types. Pisces types are fated. Your secondary group is Earth Element. Taurus and Capricorn (Virgo – this opposes you – hard work).
It’s Complicated Because You Are Complicated
I hope you can see why some relationships or marriages are complicated. This is because you are, too. You may have stelliums and elements which don’t line up. They work at cross-purposes. So, you may have a stellium in Libra (Air) and a stellium in Aries (Fire) and find airy types and fiery types find you, but because you actually have opposite signs in your chart, the connections are also complicated. They can be love-hate, for example. What you disagree with, internally, shows up in love.
Opposite Signs and Opposing Personalities
Aries and Libra. Taurus and Scorpio. Gemini and Sagittarius. Cancer and Capricorn. Leo and Aquarius. Virgo and Pisces. Libra and Aries. Scorpio and Taurus. Sagittarius and Gemini. Capricorn and Cancer. Aquarius and Leo. Pisces and Virgo. These are really old ideas in astrology. An opposition is a constitutional term for major political parties, when they are out of power (but want it). That’s your opposition. We talk about ‘polar opposites’ so North Pole and South Pole.
What The Elements Do For Each Other
Fire needs Air. Fire makes Air feel needed. Earth needs Water. Water feels supported by Earth. You can see the old astrology at work here. You can also see how ‘things catch on’ with Air and Fire signs. Sometimes in life, we need to burn off what is no longer needed. Air and Fire types can do that. When gold is refined, it is passed through fire and purged of the dross.
However, if you are ‘between two fires’ you are subject to criticism from both sides and may be caught between an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius type who has you in their sights. If you sense ‘fire in the fern’ as they say in New Zealand, you may have come across smouldering discontent. This may be an Aries, Leo and/or Sagittarius type – and not happy.
Fire In Detail
Fire is also a word for sacking someone – firing them. “You’re fired!” being the famous catchphrase in The Apprentice. It’s instant. Something to remember about the Fire element is that it is very, very fast. When you see people get all fired up about something, it can happen suddenly. To ‘hang fire’ is to delay; to be slow in acting – it’s an old gunnery term.
A fire-brand is an incendiary; one who incites to rebellion, according to my Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Nigel Farage is a good example of one such. He is a Sun Aries and a fire-dominant type. He lit the fuse that became Brexit in Great Britain. The old-fashioned phrase ‘fire-eaters’ refers to people looking for trouble; those who want a quarrel. President F.D. Roosevelt had his fireside chats on the radio which funnily enough, generated heat among his opponents in politics. When people in Australia say “Let’s get this barbie going” and start piling up the fuel, fire types also ‘get going’ and there’s a sense of the party starting. As you might expect, when Aries, Leo and Sagittarius types clash with Air sign types (Libra is opposite Aries; Aquarius is opposite Leo; Gemini is opposite Sagittarius) you can end up with a blazing row full of hot air.
Air In Detail
Well, Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) is held by Anaxagoras (500-428 BC) to be a primary form of matter. That’s how ancient this idea about the elements is. Airlines transport air types around the country and the world. Here today, gone tomorrow. Just like a breeze. Air types don’t hang around to get stale. They circulate. They also circulate ideas. Breath is ruled by air, so we talk about ‘a breath of fresh air’ when an airy type flits in and out and changes the atmosphere. When airy people deliver gossip ‘it takes my breath away’ you say.
The idea of talk is really Gemini (ruled by Mercury, the courier of astrology and messenger of antiquity). So we say ‘Save your breath’ if we don’t want to hear the message. Air types whisper ‘under their breath’. And of course if you are a mixed fire-air type you can ‘breath fire and brimstone’ in your wrath. The phrase ‘Current Affairs’ is a good summary of Air. Those panels on television talking about the news with men and women pitted against each other are Gemini (the media) Aquarius (the group) and Libra (the two sexes). Currents of all kinds are Air.
Water In Detail
Water signs are three bodily fluids. Cancer is mother’s milk. Scorpio is semen. Pisces is tears (salty water like the sea). Water is emotional. We talk about ‘blood being thicker than water’ which is a true Water sign phrase. You can pretend to be an Earth type (like a businessman) or an Air type (like a web enterpreneur) but if you are also watery in nature and have an overload of Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio your mother will haunt the company and your old girlfriends and assorted children will never quite leave your world.
The phrase ‘Cry me a river’ is water sign. The idea of escaping is also quite watery; deer take to the water when they are being hunted; the quarry vanishes. There is something fluid about watery types; they like to evade, to elude and to get away. They can disappear, the way a bird disappears under the surface of the sea. All aquatic metaphors are tied to the water signs. Feeling all at sea, for example. “In over my head” is another one. They can fall head over heels in love with the wrong man. And marry him. And have three children with him.
Earth In Detail
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are tied to growing, producing, cultivating and succeeding. These are the people who are solid ‘sons of the soil’ if they are native to a district where the farmers have established local roots. Down to earth people are earthy types – they are sensible, use plain language and bring others back to earth. Water sign types like Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio rely on earthy types to do this for them. They are not fond of change. Change can feel like an earthquake. It can shatter them. We talk about The Economy of Nature and this is the animal and particularly the vegetable kingdom which earth understands. Charles Darwin understood this. Nature checks herself.
Virgo and Capricorn both rule work. Taurus rules money. This is ready money or property, perhaps (active capital) or the realities of ‘working for the man’ and taxation. Capricorn is the sign of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and Christmas marks the time when people resign; are sacked; made redundant; are hired; are promoted; are accepted into universities). This is the same in the Southern Hemisphere too, at Summer Solstice. The end of the year marks the end and beginning of particular roles or courses. Earthy types are practical, sensible, realistic, grounded.
The Astrological Houses and the Elements
Some houses are where you ‘live’ for much of the time, in the chart. Each horoscope is divided into twelve houses, or life departments. Taurus rules the Second House of fortune and riches. If you have a Taurus stellium you are an earthy type who dwells here. You may spend a lot of time checking your bank account or buying and selling. If you reject society but are a Taurus type you will spend a lot of time counting your marrows in the vegetable patch and growing new seeds. That’s your riches. It means you don’t have to shop. You can be rich or poor with a Taurus stellium and still spend much of your life inhabiting a world of money.
The Fourth House, ruled by Cancer, is parents and relatives. If you have a stellium in Cancer then you ‘live’ here, quite literally. You can have a happy family or unhappy family and still dwell here, emotionally, for much of the time. The family defines who you are, what happens to you, and what you do. This is the extended clan of ancestors and both sides of the family tree; father’s side and mother’s side. It is also your home town and homeland.
The Fifth House is Leo and concerns courtship, the bedroom, pregnancy, infants, schoolchildren, teenagers and youth as a whole. Again, if you have a Leo stellium you inhabit this world. You can do this child-free, or if you have a whole brood. There is more to say about the houses on this website, and if you are a Premium Member you can pick up a flipbook about the houses, free, in your online library here.
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